Loch Norman Highland Games Returning This Year: 30th Anniversary of Scottish Heritage

The Loch Norman Highland Games is poised to celebrate its landmark 30th anniversary with a vibrant showcase of Scottish culture on April 20th and 21st, 2024, at the picturesque Historic Rural Hill, near Lake Norman, North Carolina. This esteemed annual event promises to immerse attendees in the rich tapestry of Scotland’s heritage, featuring an array of music, dance, and traditional athletic competitions such as caber tossing and hammer throwing.

In addition to the athletic prowess on display, the festival will offer a deep dive into Scottish traditions with cuisine tastings, historical reenactments, and educational sessions on Scotland’s storied past. The Loch Norman Highland Games is renowned for its inclusive and family-friendly atmosphere, providing a plethora of activities suitable for all ages, including a dedicated area for children’s entertainment.

Festival-goers are invited to partake in a diverse lineup of attractions, including Highland dancing, bagpipe performances, Highland athletics, and a Giant Kid’s Zone. The event will also feature Scottish merchants, opportunities to sample haggis, performances by Celtic rock and traditional musicians, historic reenactments, Scottish country dancing, and a Sunday church service. Culinary delights will be available, with hearth cooking demonstrations, North Carolina beer and wine, whisky tastings, and more. Additional interactive experiences include kilted running events, Scottish clan societies, long bow and blowgun activities, battle axe throwing, and much more.

This year’s Loch Norman Highland Games not only marks a significant milestone but also offers a unique opportunity to experience the spirit of Scotland through a weekend filled with cultural enrichment and community engagement.

You can find out more info or buy tickets here.



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